Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Commonwealth Games: Australia see success in pool as stepping stone to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Swimmers recognise need for perspective; Games glory a stepping stone for Tokyo 2020

Bronte Campbell (right) is congratulated by her sister Cate after they finish first and second respectively in the 100m freestyle at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Monday. Bronte's gold was one of Australia's 28-medal haul at these Games.
Bronte Campbell (right) is congratulated by her sister Cate after they finish first and second respectively in the 100m freestyle at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Monday. Bronte's gold was one of Australia's 28-medal haul at these Games. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Bronte Campbell (right) is congratulated by her sister Cate after they finish first and second respectively in the 100m freestyle at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Monday. Bronte's gold was one of Australia's 28-medal haul at these Games.
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Bronte Campbell (right) is congratulated by her sister Cate after they finish first and second respectively in the 100m freestyle at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Monday. Bronte's gold was one of Australia's 28-medal haul at these Games.
Bronte Campbell (right) is congratulated by her sister Cate after they finish first and second respectively in the 100m freestyle at the Optus Aquatic Centre on Monday. Bronte's gold was one of Australia's 28-medal haul at these Games. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
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Advance Australia Fair rang out for the 28th and final time at the Optus Aquatic Centre's competition pool last evening, signifying the end of the Dolphins' highly successful Commonwealth Games campaign.

Including the para events, the host nation won a record 28 gold, 21 silver and 24 bronze medals, setting seven individual Games records and a world record in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline Commonwealth Games: Australia see success in pool as stepping stone to 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Subscribe